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Posted by on Dec 1, 2016

Book #1 of the Rescue Animal Series is FREE A limited time offer December 1 – 3 Find it on Amazon and read it NOW! A heartwarming tale about two shelter puppies who find their forever home. Filled with vivid photos, this is a story about trust and love, and watching out for your...

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Christmas Decorations from America’s Mansion

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

2004 Washington D.C. Christmas While visiting family in the Dallas area, my Uncle suggested we attend the opening of a holiday exhibit. The actual holiday decorations used in the 2004 White House are now on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. History and Christmas: two of my all-time favorite topics. Decorations that are planned and approved by each First Lady become part of that Presidential Library inventories and are stored for future exhibits. In 2004, First Lady Laura Bush chose the theme A Season of Merriment and Melody which included decorations featuring beloved Christmas songs. Thirteen holiday melodies were selected and vignettes were placed on mantels and tables throughout the people’s mansion. These vignettes were created by resident staff in 2004 and are a real joy for the eyes. The attention to detail is unbelievable from the fabrics, fur on the animals, and the delicately painted faces. To commemorate Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, 41 flocked trees were illuminated with gold and white lights and placed in the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall in 2004. The official White House Christmas Tree stood in the Blue Room, a tradition first begun by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I was surprised to learn how much of the holiday observances at the White House mansion are...

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All About Flash, a Rescue Horse

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016

The story behind the true story of a Rescue Horse named Flash. CENTER STAGE Near the end of the outdoor musical, the stage lights dimmed as shooting streams of choreographed water sprays glisten in red, white and blue spotlights. A lone rider on a beautiful blood bay horse emerged from the shadows of mesquite trees. The rider, her horse and the American flag she held were silhouetted against the backdrop of the spraying water and the lighted canyon walls....

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Let’s Go to the RODEO!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016

Let’s Go to the RODEO (plus a few books you can add to your reading list)! One thing I’ve learned from raising two boys is that they don’t sit idle for very long and everything is a competition. It makes perfect sense that the work done every day by residents of the early western frontier would eventually be turned into a competitive spectator sport. Cowtown Competitions In a previous blog, I wrote about bull riding and how the cowboys...

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